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Celtic Manager Brendan Rodgers Closes In On His First Signing

LONDON, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 30: Moussa Dembele of Fulham looks on prior to the Barclays Premier League match between West Ham United and Fulham at Boleyn Ground on November 30, 2013 in London, England. (Photo by Ian Walton/Getty Images)

Away from the cash-rich Premier League, new Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers will have to take a new approach to transfers. However, the former Liverpool boss is set to steal a march on several clubs south of the border by making promising Fulham striker Moussa Dembélé his first signing at Celtic Park. The Mirror are this afternoon reporting that the 19 …

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Aston Villa To Make Surprise Move For Manchester United Striker

Aston Villa COPENHAGEN, DENMARK - OCTOBER 02: Chelsea manager Roberto Di Matteo before the UEFA Champions League Group E match between FC Nordsjaelland v Chelsea at Parken Stadium on October 2, 2012 in Copenhagen, Denmark. (Photo by Shaun Botterill/Getty Images)

Aston Villa are currently looking to bounce back from relegation. The Birmingham club were sent down to the second tier of English football for their first time in the Premier League era last season, and have appointed Roberto Di Matteo as manager in a bid to get back to the top flight. Under new ownership, the Villans are expected to …

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Laois Could Be Disqualified From The All-Ireland Football Championship

GAA Laois Armagh

Last Saturday, Laois defeated Armagh in the first round of the All-Ireland Senior Football Championship qualifiers on a scoreline of 1-10 to 0-10 in O’Moore Park. The Leinster side now progress, and were drawn to face Clare in the next round. However, throughout the course of the game, they used seven substitutes, which is over the permitted amount of six. …

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Liverpool Ready To Move For £10.5m Newcastle Winger – Reports

LONDON, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 13: Andros Townsend of Newcastle United throws the ball during the Barclays Premier League match between Chelsea and Newcastle United at Stamford Bridge on February 13, 2016 in London, England. (Photo by Clive Rose/Getty Images)

Liverpool’s transfer targets this summer are generally well-known, but reports on Monday night have added another name theyit believes to be on Jürgen Klopp’s shopping list. Both the Mirror  and Telegraph are alleging that Liverpool are ready to move for Newcastle winger Andros Townsend – and are willing to play his £10.5m release clause to land the England international. Townsend arrived at St. …

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The Draw For The All-Ireland Senior Hurling Qualifiers Has Been Made

Hurling Davy Fitzgerald Donal Og Clare

The draw for the All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship qualifiers has been made this morning, which was live on RTÉ Radio 1’s Morning Ireland. Despite an impressive march to the National Hurling League title, Davy Fitzgerald and Clare were dumped out of the Munster Championship by Waterford. However, they must rise again as they hope to repeat the heroics of 2013 by …

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Twitter Fawns Over Impressive Monaghan Display As Down Destroyed

Ulster GAA Football Senior Championship Quarter-Final, Clones, Monaghan 5/6/2016 Monaghan vs Down Kieran Hughes of Monaghan with Joe Murphy of Down Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Presseye/Andrew Paton

Monaghan blew Down away this afternoon in the Ulster Senior Football Championship. Conor McManus was tormentor in chief as an impressive Monaghan side embarked on their title defence. The reigning Ulster champions operated on a different level to their opponents in Clones, and sent out a message to the rest of the country with a 2-22 to 0-09 win. Twitter reacted to …

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Is The Low Level Of The Leinster Championship Damaging Dublin?

Dublin Laois Leinster football

Dublin defeated Laois last night in the quarter-final of the Leinster Senior Football Championship. While Laois rallied in the second half, in truth it was a facile win for the Dubs who killed the game off early, and never moved out of second gear. However, does such a facile victory do Dublin any favours? While Jim Gavin’s men blow away the …

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Scottish Rugby Union And London Scottish In Acrimonious Split

RICHMOND, ENGLAND - MAY 02: Jamie Stevenson of London Scottish kicks during the Greene King IPA Championship play-off first leg match between London Scottish and Worcester Warriors at the Richmond Athletic Ground on May 2, 2015 in Richmond, England. (Photo by Jordan Mansfield/Getty Images)

Having announced a ‘Development Partnership’ to great fanfare back in January, the Scottish Rugby Union has now pulled out of its groundbreaking deal with Championship side London Scottish, sighting disappointment with the scheme for its termination. Originally, the partnership would have seen a number of pro-team, BT Sport Scottish Rugby Academy and Scottish age-grade players based at the Richmond Athletic …

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Leicester Tigers Sign England International Prop

CREMONA, ITALY - JUNE 20: Ellis Genge of England looks on during the World Rugby U20 Championship final match between England and New Zealand at Stadio Giovanni Zini on June 20, 2015 in Cremona, Italy. (Photo by David Rogers/Getty Images)

Leicester Tigers have completed the signing of loosehead prop Ellis Genge from Bristol Rugby. Genge has signed a long term contract with the Midlands club after having spent the last three months on loan with the side making five appearances including Leicester’s semi-final throbbing by Saracens last weekend. Genge impressed in each of his five outings so much so that …

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Aston Villa In Talks With Former Manchester United Manager

SAN SEBASTIAN, SPAIN - NOVEMBER 13: David Moyes during a press conference after he was presented as Real Sociedad's new head coach at Estadio Anoeta on November 13, 2014 in San Sebastian, Spain. (Photo by Juan Manuel Serrano Arce/Getty Images)

After over six months out of a job, former Manchester United and Everton boss David Moyes could be set for a return to football with relegated Aston Villa. As one Alex Ferguson successor is set to be fired today, another could be back in gainful employment in the coming days. Moyes has been out of the game since being sacked …

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Middlesbrough Reveal The Worst Home Kit In the Entire History Of Football

MIDDLESBROUGH, ENGLAND - MARCH 04: A Middlesbrough sign is seen outside the Riverside Stadium, home of Middlesbrough Football Club on March 4, 2011 in Middlesbrough, England. (Photo by Jamie McDonald/Getty Images)

Now that Middlesbrough have finally ensured promotion to the Barclays Premier League, after having dropped from first place to fourth place in the previous season with two games remaining in the campaign and thus losing the subsequent playoff final to Norwich City, preparation has gotten underway in earnest for next season. Having finished second in this season’s Championship behind Burnley, …

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Burnley Clinch Promotion To The Premier League

PRESTON, UNITED KINGDOM - APRIL 22: Andre Gray of Burnley celebrates with Matthew Lowton after the Sky Bet Championship match between Preston North End and Burnley at Deepdale on April 22, 2016 in Preston, England. (Photo by Alex Livesey/Getty Images)

The first of three promotion places from the Championship to the Premier League has been decided as Burnley today became the 19th side to go straight back up having been relegated the previous season. The failure of rivals Middlesbrough and Brighton to win at the weekend meant that Sean Dyche’s side could achieve promotion with a win against Queens Park …

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